Picture this: a soft blanket of snow has fallen across the city, and you’re walking in your warmest coat, stopping to stare into the festive window displays of your favorite neighborhood boutiques. Then, you duck into a dark, cozy theater to watch some of the world’s most talented performers. If you’ve ever had trouble getting into the spirit, these classic holiday performances should help. Luckily, many of them are just a quick walk from the Midtown West luxury apartment rentals at ARO, so you won’t have to trek far to find a bit of merriment.
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker | Lincoln Center
Why do we return to The Nutcracker year after year? Is it the sugar plum fairy, the mysterious magician, or the Christmas tree that grows, as if by magic, to tower over young Clara? Is it Tchaikovsky’s score, the beguiling notes that have come to signify the magic of the holiday season? Whatever it is, it seems that few other theatrical experiences capture the way the holidays feel to a child; glamorous, thrilling, and glinting with a bit of magic. This time of year, people around the country will flock to local performances of The Nutcracker, but when you live in the Midtown West luxury apartments at ARO, you’re only a quick moment from Lincoln Center, where the New York City Ballet will perform George Balanchine’s version November 29th – January 5th.
The Dead, 1904 | The American Irish Historical Society
If you’ve ever wished you could step right into a James Joyce story, now is your chance. The Dead, 1904 is an immersive theatrical experience, allowing the audience to become guests at a festive dinner, hosted by a pair of elderly sisters and their niece. The audience drinks, dines, and follows the actors through a sumptuous mansion, listening to bits of gossip and chatter as a subtle story unspools. Just below the merrymaking is some tension, and the play culminates in a moving revelation from Gretta, a key character. The play runs November 17 – January 13th.
A Christmas Carol | The Players Theatre
It’s an odyssey of redemption that you probably know all too well: Ebenezer Scrooge, a quintessential curmudgeon, is visited by three spirits who lead him on a journey of self-discovery. When he wakes from his visions, he’s a changed man, full of compassion and kindness. The story is certainly familiar, but it has timeless lessons that remain relevant today. The Players Theatre puts on a solid musical rendition of the classic Dickens tale in a surprisingly intimate setting. Performances run through the entire month of December.
The no-fee Midtown West luxury apartments at ARO place you at the center of everything, and the possibilities of entertainment are endless. Learn more about the current availabilities or contact us regarding your desired residence today.